You can visit GCBA to download the titles of books for 2013-2014 Georgia Book Nominees for Picture Books and Chapter Books. You can visit GLMA for the Peach Teen Book Nominees. Check back for any updates.
The Steering Commitee will be meeting to set a date and location for the 2012-2014 Cobb County HRRB Competition. We will are looking for new members to join the steering committee. If you are interested, please contact Anita Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information. Happy Reading!
A huge congratulations goes out to the Birney Elementary Ruffin Reading Bowl Team for taking first place at the state competition in Athens, Georgia, on Saturday, March 9, 2013! Campbell Middle School also took second place in the state competition. We are very proud to have these two teams represent the Cobb County School District!
We are pleased to announce the winners of the seventh annual CCSD Ruffin Reading Bowl, which took place Saturday, January 19, 2013, at McEachern High School. At the elementary level, Birney won first place and Hayes won second place; Campbell Middle took home the first place prize in the middle school division, with McCleskey winning the second place award; and in the high school division, Walton won first place, followed by Hillgrove High School in second place.
Scores for each school that participated in the Bowl are listed below. Congratulations to all 41 schools that participated in the 2013 CCSD Ruffin Reading Bowl!
We have made some important changes to the procedures for registering your Reading Bowl team, as well as the actual competition itself. New this year, we are asking that all team coaches attend a mandatory coaches meeting prior to registering their teams. There are two meeting dates from which to choose: Tuesday, September 25th, 6 PM-7:30 PM, or Monday, October 8, 6 PM-7:30 PM. Coaches only need to attend one of these two meetings. At the meeting, team coaches will receive a registration form so that they can register their team.
We have also changed the times for the Ruffin Reading Bowl competition. This year, elementary school (grades 4-5) students will compete on Saturday, January 19, from 9 AM-12 PM, and middle (grades 6-8) and high schools (grades 9-12) will compete on the same day from 2 PM-5 PM. Both competitions will be held at McEachern High School.
Helen Ruffin was the media specialist at Skyhaven Elementary School in DeKalb County until her retirement in 1992. To encourage her students to read, she created a competition game based on the Georgia Children’s Book Award nominees. The idea took hold in DeKalb County and grew to a statewide competition in 2003.